Root Causes of Thyroid Dysfunction
More common than ever yet incredibly understood thyroid problems are on the rise. The thyroid gland is connected to brain functioning, energy and stamina, metabolism and more and when it’s not functioning optimally all areas will be out of balance and symptoms of brain fog, memory recall, fatigue, hormone imbalances, impaired detoxification, sleep disturbances and more will result.
The list above is comprehensive but let's dive into a few areas that affect the thyroid:
TOXIN OVERLOAD: The amount of chemicals we are exposed to today in a 4 week period is FAR more than our grandparents were ever exposed to in their entire LIFETIME. We have to recognize the serious implications of the toxic soup of chemicals in our food, water, products, air and more and its impact on the thyroid. Research has shown correlations between chemical exposure and thyroid imbalances.
HALOGENS: Halogens like chlorine, fluoride, and bromine/bromide block the entry of Free T3 onto the thyroid hormone receptor sites on the outside of the cellular membrane while also displacing iodine (a halogen and a mineral needed for thyroid health)
GUT DYSFUNCTION: A good portion of thyroid conversion happens inside of the gut. When problems arise due to low stomach acid, low digestive enzymes, imbalanced gut bacteria, leaky gut, inflammation and more this causes nutrient deficiencies which eventually cause thyroid problems
BREAST IMPLANTS: The toxic fillers such as silicone, metals, plastics and more can leach out eventually which leads to impaired thyroid function
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES: Considering only 1 in 10 Americans eat enough vegetables today it’s easy to see how nutrient deficiencies are on the rise. Deficiencies like Omega 3’s, iodine, zinc, magnesium, Vit D, Vit A, B Vitamins, tyrosine and more directly affect the health of the thyroid.
Working with an experienced individual to help support thyroid healing by addressing root causes is an important first step. When the adrenals are nourished, toxicity is decreased, the gut is supported and healed, nutrients are properly absorbed and diet and lifestyle factors are each addressed the thyroid can once again rebalance itself. Reach out to get started on your journey towards health.
Stefanie is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Bioenergetic Practitioner & Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in whole body detoxification, improving digestion, fatigue, autoimmunity, overcoming chronic illness, functional nutrition, Lyme Disease & mold illness and more.
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